Queensland Guineas

The Queensland Guineas is a mile feature for three-year-olds run during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

2021 Queensland Guineas Results

  • 1st: #4 Private Eye
  • 2nd: #1 Apache Chase
  • 3rd: #8 Kukeracha



The Group 2 Queensland Guineas is a 1600m event for all three year old horses and is worth $350,000 in prize money.

Previously held at Eagle Farm Racecourse in early June, the event was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19 and then moved to its own feature race day in early May for 2021.

The mile event is a set weights race and now serves as a potential lead-up into the Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) on Stradbroke Handicap Day.

Queensland Guineas Day now features two Group 2 events with the other feature on the card being the Group 2 Victory Stakes for Stradbroke Handicap types.

The Queensland Guineas field attracts a line-up of the season’s best three-year-old middle distance gallopers coming off potential lead-up runs from the autumn in Sydney.

A number of times in recent years the Queensland Guineas has been held at Doomben Racecourse due to ongoing track issues at Eagle Farm.

The Queensland Guineas also now offers a ballot exemption to the winner into the $1.2 million Group 2 The Q22 (2200m) run at Eagle Farm on Stradbroke Handicap Day.

The Queensland Guineas 2021 ran on Saturday May 1, 2021 and was won by the exciting Joe Pride-trained Private Eye. 

2021 Queensland Guineas
Date: Saturday May 1, 2021
Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse 
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YOs – Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prize money: $350,000

2021 Queensland Guineas Results

  • 1st: #4 Private Eye
  • 2nd: #1 Apache Chase
  • 3rd: #8 Kukeracha

There are big race options galore for the talented Joe Pride-trained Private Eye – including a potential Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap bid this winter – following the youngster’s impressive victory in the 2021 Queensland Guineas results.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 4 PRIVATE EYE Joseph Pride Brenton Avdulla 5 57kg $2.50
2 1 APACHE CHASE Desleigh Forster Jim Byrne 0.75L 7 57kg $2.40F
3 8 KUKERACHA (NZ) Chris Waller Luke Dittman 1.25L 3 57kg $12
4 5 TUMBLER RIDGE Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted Justin Huxtable (a) 6.75L 4 57kg $17
5 2 HOLYFIELD Annabel Neasham Ms Stephanie Thornton 9L 1 57kg $7.50
6 10 BE WATER MY FRIEND Daiki Chujo Michael Cahill 9.2L 2 57kg $51
7 6 ROLLINWITHTHEFLOW Tom Button Ryan Wiggins 12.95L 6 57kg $26
3 MASS DESTRUCTION Tony Gollan 0
9 SAGACIOUS Matthew Dunn Glen Boss 0
7 BUCHAREST Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Queensland Guineas Odds

The season’s best Queensland Guineas 2021 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au on the Group 2 mile feature will be available below the week of the race.

2021 Queensland Guineas Field

The Queensland Guineas field draws a strong line-up of winter three-year-olds from both local Brisbane stables as well as interstate raiders chasing the riches on offer in the sunshine state. It is a race for gallopers heading towards a step-up in distance for the Group 1 Queensland Derby held, which it was previously on the same day as up until 2021.

The official Queensland Guineas 2021 field and barriers are announced by Racing Queensland the Wednesday of race week and will be published below.

The 2021 Queensland Guineas attracted 10 three-year-olds led in betting by Joe Pride’s South Pacific Classic runner-up in Sydney last start Private Eye and the Desleigh Forster-trained Apache Chase coming off a lead-up win by nearly three lengths in the Daybreak Lover Stakes.

  • Scratchings Update: #3 Mass Destruction (9); #9 Sagacious (6)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 11×5314041 APACHE CHASE Desleigh Forster Jim Byrne 10 57kg 87.5
2 919x6130x0 HOLYFIELD Annabel Neasham Ms Stephanie Thornton 1 57kg 86
3 x1211x2832 MASS DESTRUCTION Tony Gollan 9 57kg 74
4 51x1111x82 PRIVATE EYE Joseph Pride Brenton Avdulla 7 57kg 84
5 12343×6041 TUMBLER RIDGE Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted Justin Huxtable (a) 4 57kg 75
6 x11316x431 ROLLINWITHTHEFLOW Tom Button Ryan Wiggins 8 57kg 75
7 11733×700 BUCHAREST Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 5 57kg 78
8 5x236217x6 KUKERACHA (NZ) Chris Waller Luke Dittman 3 57kg 72.5
9 x214111x60 SAGACIOUS Matthew Dunn Glen Boss 6 57kg 73
10 13x3x324 BE WATER MY FRIEND Daiki Chujo Michael Cahill 2 57kg 69

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Queensland Guineas Nominations

The Queensland Guineas 2021 nominations are out the Monday leading-up to race day.

Queensland Guineas History

First raced in 1896 and won by College Cap, the Queensland Guineas was originally an 8 Furlong Principal race until 1973 when it was changed to 1600m. Shortly after in 1979 the race was elevated to Group 3 status until 1988 when it was once again raised to Group Two status. The Queensland Guineas was not held from 1942 to 1945, 1983 or in 1996. The fastest winning time since 1988 was recorded by Sizzling in 2013 with 1 minute 24.3 seconds while the slowest time was 1 minute 43.8 seconds by Insecure in 1998.

In 2013 the Queensland Guineas moved race days, from Stradbroke Handicap Day to Queensland Oaks Day. The race distance was also changed from 1600m to 1400m. For 2017 the Queensland Guineas was contested over 1600m at Doomben Racecourse with the state of the Eagle Farm track deemed unsuitable for racing earlier in the carnival.

The 2020 Queensland Guineas was cancelled due to COVID-19 and moved forward on the winter carnival schedule from 2021.

Queensland Guineas Results

Queensland Guineas results since 2000 are listed below.

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Queensland Guineas
1st Private Eye 1 minute 37.60 seconds
2nd Apache Chase
3rd Kukeracha
2020
Queensland Guineas
Race Not Run (Due to COVID-19)
1st
2nd
3rd
2019
Queensland Guineas
1st Kolding 1 minute 35.38 seconds
2nd Baccarat Baby
3rd Pohutukawa
2018
Queensland Guineas
1st Sambro 1 minute 38.0 seconds
2nd Seaway
3rd Magnufighter
2017
Queensland Guineas
1st Salsonic 1 minute 34.85 seconds
2nd Volpino
3rd Niccanova
2016
Queensland Guineas
1st Tsaritsa 1 minute 34.13 seconds
2nd Denmagic
3rd Sold For Song
2015
Queensland Guineas
1st Jabali 1 minute 34.61 seconds
2nd Bachman
3rd Merion
2014
Queensland Guineas
1st Sir Moments 1 minute 23.0 seconds
2nd Liberty’s Choice
3rd Ryker
2013
Queensland Guineas
1st Sizzling 1 minute 24.3 seconds
2nd Dances On Stars
3rd Lucky Hussler
2012
Queensland Guineas
1st Pear Tart 1 minute 26.1 seconds
2nd Free Wheeling
3rd Stradon
2011
Queensland Guineas
1st Torio’s Quest 1 minute 35.4 seconds
2nd Benny’s Buttons
3rd Spot The Rock
2010
Queensland Guineas
1st Rothesay 1 minute 33.7 seconds
2nd Launay
3rd Fifteen Carat
2009
Queensland Guineas
1st Express Air 1 minute 39.8 seconds
2nd Marveen
3rd La Etoile
2008
Queensland Guineas
1st Turffontein 1 minute 40.4 seconds
2nd Royal Discretion
3rd Pepperwood
2007
Queensland Guineas
1st Sequential Charm 1 minute 35.5 seconds
2nd J Adane
3rd Danleigh
2006
Queensland Guineas
1st Nova Star 1 minute 36.5 seconds
2nd Fashions Afield
3rd Funlove
2005
Queensland Guineas
1st Saxon 1 minute 35.9 seconds
2nd Hit The Road
3rd Special Times
2004
Queensland Guineas
1st Winning Belle 1 minute 40.3 seconds
2nd Toulouse Lautrec
3rd Little Punc
2003
Queensland Guineas
1st True Glo 1 minute 33.3 seconds
2nd Sportsman
3rd King Of Them All
2002
Queensland Guineas
1st Regent Street 1 minute 35.6 seconds
2nd Galroof
3rd Deuxienne
2001
Queensland Guineas
1st Heroism 1 minute 34.3 seconds
2nd Yoruba
3rd Pimpala Player
2000
Queensland Guineas
1st Magnifier 1 minute 34.8 seconds
2nd Fairway
3rd Make Mine Magic

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